Conservation Ecology (MSc)

Conservation Ecology (MSc)

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: 30 June
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: £13
Full-time, Part-time
Intakes: September 2019 / September 2020
International tuition: £15,400
Domestic tuition: £8,500

Program overview

You will produce professional reports and assessments and undertake monitoring of species and communities. You will also gain additional skills essential for conservation practitioners, for example: Knowledge of international and national wildlife legislation, planning law and environmental policy; IT competencies, including Geographical Information Systems (GIS) An understanding of the ecological requirements of different species and the implications of environmental change; An ability to statistically interpret field data. The course has two pathways: one is focused on conservation within the UK/EU and the other focuses on conservation at the international level.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



Applicants are usually expected to have (or be about to attain) at least a second class honours degree in a related scientific subject from a recognised institution of higher education. If you do not have these academic qualifications, you could still be offered a place on this course if you can show evidence of the potential to succeed based on professional and/or related experiences. English language requirements If your first language is not English, you must satisfy our English language requirements by providing us with evidence of a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this course gain employment primarily with environmental consultancies or agencies, conservation organisations and charities, or continue academic research as PhD students. Some of our past students are currently working for environmental consultants, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), the Environment Agency, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), and Natural England and with conservation organisations overseas.

Campus location

Oxford , United Kingdom